Virtual SAN 6.1 Released (by StorageReview)

Virtual SAN 6.1 Released

Virtual SAN 6.1 Released (by StorageReview)

Since its release, VSAN 6.0 has attracted numerous customers to run their mission critical applications. We are still conducting a multiple part review of VSAN 6.0 starting here. With 6.1, VMware is further expanding VSAN’s capabilities with higher levels of enterprise availability and data protection.


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Project Capstone Shows Monster VM Performance

Project Capstone Shows Monster VM Performance

Project Capstone Shows Monster VM Performance

Project Capstone was put together a few weeks before VMworld 2015 with the goal of being able to show what is possible with Monster VMs today. VMware worked with HP and IBM to put together an impressive setup using vSphere 6.0, HP Superdome X and an IBM FlashSystem array that was able to support running […] The post Project Capstone Shows Monster VM Performance appeared first on VMware VROOM! Blog .


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Cross vCenter Networking & Security with VMware…

Cross vCenter Networking & Security with VMware NSX

Cross vCenter Networking & Security with VMware…

NSX 6.2 was released on August 20, 2015. One of the key features in NSX 6.2 is Cross vCenter Networking and Security. This new capability scales NSX vSphere across vCenter boundaries. Now, one can span logical networking and security constructs across vCenter boundaries irrespective of whether the vCenters are in adjacent racks or across datacenters […] The post Cross vCenter Networking & Security with VMware NSX appeared first on The Network Virtualization Blog .


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VMware Previews vSphere Integrated Containers…

#VMware Photon Controller to be open sourced

VMware Previews vSphere Integrated Containers…

Today at VMworld® 2015, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) introduced two new technology previews — VMware vSphere Integrated Containers and VMware Photon Platform — to empower enterprise IT operations teams to deliver containers in production on-premises and on VMware’s public cloud, VMware vCloud® Air™


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VMware Certificate Authority – My Favorite New…

VMware Certificate Authority – My Favorite New Feature of vSphere 6.0 Part 1 – The History

VMware Certificate Authority – My Favorite New…

By Jonathan McDonald Anyone who knows me knows I have a particular passion (however misplaced that may be…) for the VMware Certificate Story. This multi-part blog series will discuss a bit of background on the certificate story, what you need to know about the architectural design of it in an environment and some new features […] The post VMware Certificate Authority – My Favorite New Feature of vSphere 6.0 – Part 1 – The History appeared first on VMware Consulting Blog .


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New NSX for vSphere Troubleshooting Guides

New NSX for vSphere Troubleshooting Guides

New NSX for vSphere Troubleshooting Guides

Did you know VMware now offers a series of troubleshooting KBs on NSX for vSphere 6.x? The series covers topics ranging from NSX Controllers, Distributed Firewall (DFW), VXLAN, Guest Introspection, and NSX Manager to Edge Services Gateway and its services, including IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and High Availability.


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vCenter 6 Performance charts service returned…

vCenter 6 Performance charts service returned an invalid response

vCenter 6 Performance charts service returned…

Performance overview charts are important to any vSphere admin’s life. I often use these as a starting point to troubleshoot contention issues, utilizing advanced charts after consultingthe overview.It wasn’t long after upgrading our Windows vCenter server from 5.5 to 6.0… Continue Reading →


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VMware brings Windows 10 and graphics boost to…

@VMware brings Windows 10 and graphics boost to #Fusion and #Workstation

VMware brings Windows 10 and graphics boost to…

VMware’s desktop virtualization software for Macs, Windows PCs, and Linux are being upgraded today to support Windows 10 and new features to boost performance.


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vExpert 2015 Second Half Announcement

vExpert 2015 Second Half Announcement

vExpert 2015 Second Half Announcement

Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert. I’m pleased to announce the list of 2015 Second Half vExperts. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, script […] The post vExpert 2015 Second Half Announcement appeared first on VMTN Blog .


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Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) a game changer for…

Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) a game changer for running Tier 1 Business Critical Databases

Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) a game changer for…

One of the major components released with vSphere 6 this year was the support for Virtual Volumes (VVOLS). VVOLS has been gaining momentum with storage vendors, who are enabling its capabilities in their arrays. When virtualizing business databases there are many critical concerns that need to be addressed that include: Database Performance to meet strict […] The post Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) a game changer for running Tier 1 Business Critical Databases appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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VMware Fusion 8 & Fusion 8 Pro Now Available…

VMware Fusion 8 & Fusion 8 Pro Now Available Worldwide

VMware Fusion 8 & Fusion 8 Pro Now Available…

Today we are pleased to announce the worldwide availability of the VMware Fusion 8 and VMware Fusion 8 Pro. These releases mark a milestone achievement for our team within VMware, with fantastic new features and improvements in several areas including: Windows 10 – Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro provide full support for Windows 10. Use all the […] The post VMware Fusion 8 & Fusion 8 Pro Now Available Worldwide appeared first on VMware Fusion Blog .


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VMware Workstation 12 Now Available Worldwide!

VMware Workstation 12 Now Available Worldwide!

VMware Workstation 12 Now Available Worldwide!

We’re pleased and excited to announce the worldwide General Availability of VMware Workstation 12 Pro & VMware Workstation 12 Player. VMware Workstation 12 Pro With support for the brand new release of Windows 10 and the latest Linux distribution, VMware Workstation 12 Pro transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running […] The post VMware Workstation 12 Now Available Worldwide! appeared first on VMware Workstation Zealot .


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How to get VMFS datastore UUIDs across all the…

How to get VMFS datastore UUIDs across all the datastores in a vCenter server using vSphere APIs

How to get VMFS datastore UUIDs across all the…

There are several vSphere API which requires vmfsUUID as one of its important properties. Some examples of such APIs are MountVmfsVolume(),mountVmfsVolumeEx(), UnmountForceMountedVmfsVolume(), unmapVmfsVolumeEx(), DeleteVmfsVolumeState(), unmountVmfsVolumeEx & unmountVmfsVolume(). Without vmfsUUID we can NOT operate on any of these APIs. Now question is how to get/know the UUID of the VMFS datastores connected to hosts using vSphere … Continue reading How to get VMFS datastore UUIDs across…Read More


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